A young mum who killed her lover and seriously hurt three teenagers in a horrific high-speed crash has been jailed.
Natasha Scott, 21, wept as she was sentenced to three years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving .
A court heard the mum had only passed her driving test 11 months before the smash, which happened after she lost control of her Vauxhall Corsa on a rural lane near Ayr, west Scotland.
Scott ploughed her car into a fence, brick wall and telegraph pole before coming to a halt.
Her boyfriend Kai Milligan, 21, died at the scene after a fence post smashed through a rear window and struck him in the face on July 24, 2016.
Three teens were hurt in the collision.
One – a 15-year-old lad – needed major surgery to reconstruct his face.
Scott was caged on Tuesday after she admitted causing death by dangerous driving and injuring the other passengers. She was also banned from the roads for five years.
Sentencing at the High Court in Glasgow, Judge Lady Stacey said: "You know your dangerous driving caused the death of Kai Milligan and you have to live with that knowledge.
"You also caused serious injury to another young man. The accident happened because you failed to negotiate a hill crest and a left hand bend.
"Your exact speed cannot be ascertained but you increased your speed on the straight and failed to decrease it despite there being a bend and signs on the road to slow down. You knew that road having driven it many times."
The court heard how Scott had "increased her speed " seconds before the crash. The Vauxhall became "airborne" after the reckless motorist lost control at a bend.
Scott, from Ayr, later gave a "no comment interview" to police.
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Barry Smith, defending, said: "She will live with the consequences of her driving that day. She blames herself for caused the death of her then boyfriend Kai and her 15-year-old friend.
"She says she thinks about it all the time. What she can’t bear is the prospect of being separated from her baby.
"I would ask that she be given an alternative to jail given the effect it would have on her infant son and her parents and the fact she is assessed as a low risk of re-offending."
Scott’s seven-month-old baby will now be cared for by her parents, the court heard.
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